Things to Do in Healdsburg and Sonoma Wine Country

visit sonoma wine country for the best things to do in healdsburg caThere are so many fun things to do in Healdsburg, CA! California vineyards are world-famous. A visit to Healdsburg ensures you’ll see a great representation, with so many Healdsburg wineries near us. But there is so much more to do here.

For detailed recommendations, download a free copy of our Healdsburg, California, Travel Guide. It has all the most fun attractions, activities, and things to do in Healdsburg.

Enjoy many outdoor things to do in Healdsburg, including biking, hiking, canoeing and more. For those looking to relax and enjoy some more cultural things to do in Healdsburg, there are many galleries and museums nearby. Go antiquing for vintage treasures. No matter what kind of vacation you want, there is never a shortage of attractions in Healdsburg near Honor Mansion during your stay.

The term “Sonoma” can be confusing as it refers to three different things: Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley and the town of Sonoma! To clarify: the Sonoma Wine Country includes a spread over four different winery valleys. The four valleys are: Sonoma Valley (where the town of Sonoma is located), Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley. The latter three valleys feature some of the best wineries in California and meet in Healdsburg, where the Honor Mansion is located.

A stay at the Honor Mansion, an inn resort in Sonoma Wine Country, will also give you access to our top-rated concierge services when enjoying our luxury Healdsburg accommodations.  Be sure to explore our Healdsburg vacation packages before you book. We can recommend our favorite things to do in Healdsburg. We can also guide you in Bodega Bay, Santa Rosa, Napa, Petaluma, Calistoga, Napa, and Sonoma, California!

For tour and shuttle service, we highly recommend Steve at Silver Service Tours.

Read below for recommendations on the best things to do in Healdsburg and nearby:

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Alexander Valley Wineries

The Alexander Valley is located between the town of Healdsburg and the Calistoga area. This is the warmest of the three winery valleys. And because of the climate, the Alexander valley wineries are most renowned for their Cabernet Sauvignon. It is in this valley that you can find well known names such as Silver Oak, historic family wineries like Robert Young Estates, and hidden gems such as Garden Creek.

russian river vineyards are among the beautiful things to do in healdsburg ca and nearbyRussian River Valley Wineries

The Russian River Valley, located to the South of the Mansion, is the largest of the valleys. This area is closer to the ocean and gets coastal breezes which create cooler temperatures perfect to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With Russian River Valley wineries starting in Healdsburg and spreading almost to the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Russian River, where you can kayak and canoe, and Armstrong Redwood State Park, with lots of hiking options, this area offers an endless amount of activities to fill your day.

dry creek valley wineries are some of the best things to do in healdsburg caDry Creek Valley Wineries

The Dry Creek Valley is just to the northwest of the Honor Mansion. This area is most known for its amazing Zinfandels among the various types of Dry Creek wine. The smallest of the three valleys, the Dry Creek Valley still offers an array of some of the most beautiful vineyards in California. From the relatively unknown family Dry Creek valley wineries such as Unti and Zichichito better known, larger favorites, like Ferrari-Carano.


among things to do in healdsburg ca, sonoma wine country events are great!Sonoma Wine Country Events and other Things to Do in Healdsburg, CA

There is always something happening in and around Healdsburg. From Winter Wine Land, hosted by the Wine Road every January, to harvest luncheons and release parties held at individual wineries, there are always fantastic Sonoma Wine Country Events to enjoy.


visiting healdsburg restaurants are among the best things to do in healdsburg caSonoma Wine Country and Healdsburg Restaurants

Your stay at our luxury Healdsburg inn extends beyond our door to the excellent dining options in Sonoma County. Try these fabulous Wine Country restaurants featuring Sonoma County Wines.




things to do in healdsburg caOther Things to Do in Healdsburg and the Wine Country

Healdsburg and Sonoma offer a lot more than just wine. From kayaking on the Russian River and biking through the exquisite countryside to boutique shops and museums, there are plenty of opportunities for non-wine lovers to have a fantastic vacation in a beautiful locale. Visit our guide to even more Sonoma Wine Country activities for more things to do in Healdsburg, CA.

Still not sure what to do in Healdsburg, CA, and need even more recommendations on things to do in Sonoma Wine Country? Explore some articles we’ve recently written on our blog! Be sure to request our free Healdsburg Vacation Guide, and plan to visit us at Honor Mansion, one of the best places to stay in Healdsburg, California!

  1. Curious to find the best Healdsburg Spa? Read our blog on the best spas in Healdsburg!
  2. What are the best restaurants in Sonoma County for romance?
  3. You can also see recommendations for some of best restaurants in Healdsburg, like Dry Creek Kitchen, Valette, Shed, and the best Italian restaurants in Healdsburg, California!
  4. Some amazing things to check-out at Dutcher Crossing Winery and Francis Coppla Winery.
  5. Eight exciting Sonoma County Wine Events, like the Sonoma Valley Film Festival
  6. Check out the best Healdsburg wine tours where you can discover some of the most delicious wines the area has to offer.
  7. If you prefer a more intimate wine experience, you can’t miss out on these wonderful Healdsburg wine tasting rooms.
  8. Finally, a few of our favorite Healdsburg activities, including a guide to planning a perfect visit the Healdsburg Museum.